Every American citizen is unique in the whole world, because they enjoy the benefits of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Those benefits include the right to free speech, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to be silent, the right to have a lawyer, the right to due process of law, the right to equal protection of the law, and the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment.
No man or woman in a police or government uniform is above the law
Also known as the first ten amendment, The Bill of Rights acts essentially ensures that no man or woman in a police or government uniform is above the law. With the promise of liberty comes the expectation of conflict over what rights we do and do not have.
Citizens and the government fight in court over whether a citizen was deprived the Civil Rights mentioned above. Every juror knows that the federal and state laws allow those denied their Civil Rights to sue the government in court and seek compensation for the constitutional losses they experienced.
Civil rights ensure that the physical and mental integrity, life and safety of all citizens is honored. Civil rights protect against discrimination on the grounds of physical or mental disability, gender, religion, race, national origin, and age. These rights also encompass individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, and freedom of movement.
Only Federal and State governments and their agents can be sued for denying a person’s civil rights. These “state actors” are entrusted with following and obeying the constitution. Where they fail to do that, Civil Rights lawyers hold them accountable and give meaning to Constitution.
The DiCello Law Firm represents ordinary citizens who suffer extraordinary injustice at the hands of government agents. If you or someone you know has been victimized by the government, give The DiCello Law Firm a call. Don’t wait. Do it now.